[VIDEO] 3 Ingredients Make-Ahead Appetizer: Bite Size Everything But Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

All you need are 3 simple ingredients to make this quick appetizer. Everything But Bagel Pigs in a Blanket is basically just hotdog wrapped in puff pastry and seasoned with Everything But Bagel Seasoning. That’s all to it. No bagel here guys, just plain, simple and easy to make appetizer.

I’ve made Pigs in a Blanket few years back. When I made it, I made it a little bit bigger than bite size but the concept is still the same. What I did here is more of an appetizer size, with a little twist of sprinkling and seasoning it with Everything But Bagel Seasoning. It’s a real bite size piece which makes it a great addition to appetizer platter. Just like the original pigs in a blanket, this can be made ahead of tine which is another reason why I live it. Although even if I don’t make this ahead of tine, it is still so easy to make that I can make it even just few minutes before serving it.

Substitute for Everything But Bagel Seasoning

No need to worry if you do not have this Everything But Bagel Seasoning. You can make your own at hone by just combining few slices. If you don’t like this seasoning blend, you can use sesame seed, poppy seed or Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top. I personally like the Parmesan cheese as a substitute. I often make half Everything But Bagel and half with Parmesan cheese. Ok

What Type of Hotdog to Use

There are several hotdogs in the market, they vary in sizes and flavor. There are even plant based hotdogs which is also an option for this recipe. I personally like to use the small thin hotdog, they seems to fit well for wrapping.s

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What Type of Puff Pasty to Buy

 There’s no shame in using a readily available puff pastry, you got to do what you got to do, so go grab them. There are 2 types that I normally saw in the grocery. 

  • There’s one that are cut into 2 thick square. This type of puff pastry will require you to roll and flatten it into about 1/8 inch thickness. It’s not difficult to do that, but that still adds time when you are in a hurry. Also, you have to target of at least having an even surface. I box contains 2 cut puff pastry. 
  • Then there’s my favorite type, the flat puff. They normally comes in 2 pieces per box, and all you have to do is thaw it a little bit in the fridge , unroll and cut them to size and shape you like. The thickness is even, so it’s you are assured that they will bake at the same time. The little time you save will make a huge difference when your tight on schedule. That will give you some time to clean up and relax before the party starts. 

So those are you’re 2 options, if you are not considering on making your own puff pastry. You can choose which one is available in your grocery. But definitely go for the 2nd one if they have it. 

Everything but Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

Make-Ahead, Makes Life Easier

This can be done few days ahead and stored in the freezer until ready to bake. To do this, prepare as per instructions below. Arrange in a pan and store in the freezer until cold enough, about 30 minutes then wrap with a parchment paper and put inside a ziplock bag. Store in the freezer until ready to bake. When ready to use, take out from the freezer, brush top with egg wash and sprinkle desired toppings and bake. No need to thaw, bake straight from the freezer.

See how convenient this is? Great thing about this is this is can be made any day of the year, not only during the holiday season. I love-making this for breakfast or for snacking.

Mini Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry (1 roll)
  • 6 Hotdogs
  • 1 Egg  (egg wash: egg + 1 teaspoon water)

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
  2. Divide into 6 squares: Roll out 1 sheet of Puff Pastry. Cut 6 rectangles. I am using a 10×10 puff pastry. If you are using a bigger one, you may need more than 6 hotdogs. I only made 4 pieces and saved the 2 for future baking.
  3. Roll and Wrap: Brush one side with egg wash, this will help seal the puff pastry. Lay 1 hotdog for each rectangle. Position the hotdog close to one end. Roll and wrap with puff pastry. Brush the top with egg wash. Sprinkle with Everything But Bagel seasoning.
    • Alternatively, if you do not have this seasoning you can also use sesame seed, poppy seed, or powdered parmesan cheese
  4. Cut each hotdog into 6 pieces. If you want bigger pieces, cut into 4.
  5. Bake: Arrange in a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven for 23 minutes or until the puff pastry has puff up and browned.
  6. Remove from Oven: Take out from the tray as soon as you take it out from the oven. Transfer in a plate or cooling rack.
  7. Serve This is best serve the same day it was made.If you end up with a leftover, simply reheat it in the oven at 300F fro 15 minutes, or you can reheat in a toaster.
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